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12 Healthy Christmas Treats To Snack On This Holidays

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Published on 20 December, 2022

It’s the holidays and all I want for Christmas is food.

The holiday season is here, and we are ever so excited to celebrate Christmas. It is that time of the year when we jump around in joy as well as sit back and rejoice.

The highlight for most of us is the holiday treats we will snack on with our dear ones. While munching on our favorite dishes and desserts is totally fair, we might want to get in on some healthy fare from our snack ideas.

Christmas and sugary items like cake and sweets are synonymous. With the mood to celebrate the Christmas tree with some holiday cheer, it is easy to sacrifice your health on the way. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy holiday snack ideas to make a wholesome and healthier Christmas treat.

In this article, we've curated a list of healthy Christmas treats that will please your grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free friends and family members who want to eat healthily.

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Mixing Healthy Ingredients

The term "healthy snacks" rings a bell and makes you feel like losing out on some great Christmas treats, right? Worry not; correctly balancing the sugar, peanut butter, and wheat is sure to add to your peers' delight and kids' love.

Combining a healthy mix of ingredients will add nutritional value, and mixing and blending ingredients smartly will add to the taste.

While cookies and gingerbread are fun to make and mini marshmallows and peppermints barks are sweet to gobble, balancing them right with healthy ingredients is the key!

Another important tip to ensure you're eating healthy is to avoid sugary snacks and processed foods and choose whole fruits and greens. Drink plenty of water and make sure you are hydrated.

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Let's look at some fun and tasty Holiday snacks we can prepare.

List Of Healthy Christmas Treats

1. Christmas Trifle

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This Christmas, try this fan-favorite trifle at home. The trifle is a must-try for those looking for a delicious and easy treat to make at home. Make your Christmas memorable with this dessert which is made with no sugar and no gluten!

Bake the cake layer using a cup or two of almond or coconut milk mixed with peanut butter, coconut flour, and baking powder. To sweeten the experience, combine honey with a couple of eggs blended with vanilla extract and cups of raspberry.

A chocolate cream layer can be made by blending a cup of coconut milk, raw cashews, coconut oil, cacao powder, honey, and chocolate chips. And top it off with fresh berries or coconut flakes. All fitness enthusiasts may enjoy this snack without worrying about gaining weight.

2. Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Baked pumpkin cheesecake is something you ought to try this Christmas. This easy cheesecake is grain, gluten, and sugar-free. Due to its high-calorie content, people typically avoid cheesecake. Still, this healthier alternative will taste just like the original.

Make a base by preheating the oven and blend healthy ingredients like almond milk, desiccated coconut, soft butter, and coconut sugar, and add cinnamon and salt to flavor it up.

Use cream cheese, eggs, maple syrup, pureed pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and egg whiz as fillings. Top it off with seasonal fruit slices.

3. White Christmas Slice

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Who wouldn't want wholesome holiday cheer? Try out this delicious and easy-to-make Christmas White Slice dish. It is simple to make and makes for an appetizing treat for celebrations. This delicious dessert only needs 15 to 30 minutes to make.

Fiber-rich ingredients such as cashews, shredded coconut, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup may be blended until smooth. Mix it up with pistachios and cranberries, and transfer it to a bowl. Once freezed it is ready to be devoured.

4. Creamy Mushroom Pasta

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A flavorsome dinner recipe, Pasta is easy to make and easier to please the company with. A must-add dish to your dinner menu, Mushroom Pasta is not just creamy but rich, versatile, and very filling. To add to the protein count, serve it with some chicken.

This meal is best served with Pasta, mushrooms, spaghetti, macaroni, and gluten-free flour. You may combine ingredients such as cashews and skimmed milk.

To cook, use yogurt, coconut cream, or silken tofu, and add some green vegetables like cauliflower, zucchini, baby corn, green beans, and olive oil. Garnish with salt and pepper.

5. The Must Have Fruit Salad

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Christmas is incomplete without a great bowl of sweet fruit jingles. Fruit salads are a great way to get a variety of nutrients and flavors. A fruit salad treat idea is not something you really need. But in this case, you might.

Fruits have their share of sweet and essential nutrients. You can mix diced fresh fruit, honey, lime juice, and ground ginger for the treat. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until well-mixed and serve.

6. Christmas Veggie Tray

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Veggies sound a little boring, don't they? Aren't we aware that these greens have their share of beneficial properties? What if we say that a good-tasting veggie tray will only add more to the dinner menu?

Mix the greens well, add salt, add hummus, sprinkle some lime extracts and add more nutrients and fibers for yourself.

Include a large carrot, cut into thin strips to look like tree branches, add red pepper and cut into thin strips to look like ornaments, and sprinkle with hummus to look like icing, and it is ready to serve!

7. Christmas Muffins

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Muffins are a must for Christmas. They should be freshly baked on flatbread and cooked to sweeten or unsweeten later. Children love their muffins, and aged people too take the sweet aisle of memories with these muffins. Muffins are great gifts and make for amazing snacks to munch on with friends and family.

Combine healthy ingredients like mashed ripe banana, wheat flour, and baking powder with baking soda, eggs, raisins, and chopped nuts and whisk. Mix wet ingredients like honey, coconut oil, almond milk, and a little vanilla extract and whisk them again. Combine the mix of both and cook. This kid's favorite treat will be ready to serve in no time.

Christmas Treats On The Go

Whether with our loved ones or traveling alone, Christmas is to be cheered all day long. And we might want to cherish the holiday anywhere with our favorite Christmas snacks. We've listed some of our favorite healthy snacks that are easy to carry and devour.

8. Fresh Fruits

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Fruits are an excellent source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Whether traveling by car, train, or plane, fresh fruit is a great snack. It's healthy, nutritious, and easy to transport.

Christmas is the time of homecoming. We long for our homes and book our travels during the holidays. While on our way to the airport, we can pack some apples and bananas and munch on them.

9. Nuts and Seeds

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Nuts and seeds are other great options for healthy snacking and are relatively easy to transport.

Nuts and seeds are high in protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also help in the maintenance of body weight. You can bring almonds, cashew nuts, hazelnuts, or pistachios with you and munch on them inside the airport lounge while waiting for the flight home.

10. Yogurt

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Yogurt makes an excellent on-the-go snack. It's healthy and simple to eat and contains important nutrients such as protein, calcium, and minerals. Yogurt has various ingredients that support heart health and the digestive and immune systems.

Yogurt is easily available in packed containers at your local grocery shop, and you can bring a few tiny containers. Yogurts come in a range of varieties and provide a lot of flavor options. You may open a container and snack on sweet yogurt on the long flight home.

11. Protein Bars

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Protein bars are an excellent choice for a fast and nutritious snack. They have high protein and low sugar content and are also quite easy to carry.

You may bring a couple of protein bars with you and munch on them throughout that cab ride back home. Protein bars are easy and quick to eat. They are filling, and adds to the protein count.

12. Chocolate-covered Strawberries

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These are a classic Christmas treat, and they are healthy too! Strawberries can help protect your body from free radicals. Chocolate is a good source of healthy antioxidants as well. Won't you love some chocolate-dipped strawberries for Christmas?

These recipe ideas are great if you're looking for some healthy alternative to traditional Christmas treats. Happy holidays!

Conclusion

The holiday season is a time for celebration and joy, with plenty of food and treats to enjoy. However, it's also a good time to get in some healthy snacks to balance out all the sugary goodies. There are plenty of healthy snack ideas, so you can indulge in your favorite Christmas treats without feeling too guilty.

The handpicked list includes anything from cheesecake to peppermint bark which will assist you in planning an epic healthy Christmas treat. The Holidays mean food, family, friends, and fun. Hope you have a good one.

Thank you for the read, and Cheers!

This article is written by Mrityunjay Sahariah, a content marketing specialist at Vantage Circle. Besides his love for long drives, Mrityunjay is an avid sports follower and enjoys his music. For any queries reach out to editor@vantagecircle.com

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